Famous Last Words…

I am blushing when saying the following famous last words in that I wasn’t going to lock myself into reading challenges in 2018 (except for Modern Mrs. Darcy’s challenge). Well…I thought that the Popsugar Challenge sounded interesting to me…and the way I talked myself into it was…well, there were quite a number of selections that I could use that would deplete my tsundoku  and also allow me to read  books in my preferred genre, suspense/thriller.

The following are my choices for the 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge:

  1. Book Made into a Movie I’ve Already Seen:Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline
  2. True Crime: Columbine” by Dave Cullen
  3. Next Book in a Series:The Brutal Telling” by Louise Penny
  4. Book Involved in a Heist:Beware the Past” by Joy Ellis
  5. Nordic Noir:The Crow Girl” by Erik Axl Sund
  6. Novel Based on a Real Person:American Wife” by Curtis Sittenfeld
  7. Book Set in a Country that Fascinates Me:Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See
  8. Book with a Time of Day in the Title:Live By Night” by Dennis Lehane
  9. Book about a Villain or Antihero:The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt
  10. Book about Death or Grief:Option B” by Sheryl Sandberg
  11. Book with My Favorite Color in the Title:The Color Purple” by Alice Walker
  12. Book with Alliteration in the Title:Smila’s Sense of Snow” by Peter Hoeg
  13. Book about Time Travel:Kindred” by Octavia Butler
  14. Book with a Weather Element in the Title:The Snowman” by Jo Nesbo
  15. Book Set at Sea:The Light Between Oceans” by ML Stedman
  16. Book with an Animal in the Title:Animal Farm” by George Orwell
  17. Book Set on a Different Planet:Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” by Douglas Adams
  18. Book with Song Lyrics in the Title: “Girlfriend in a Coma” by Douglas Copeland
  19. Book about or Set on Halloween:Eileen” by Ottessa Moshfegh
  20. Book with Characters who are Twins:Identical” by Ellen Hopkins
  21. Book with a Female Author who Uses a Male Pseudonym:The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)
  22. Book with an LGBTQ+ Protagonist:Our Own Private Universe” by Robin Talley
  23. Book that is also a Stage Play or Musical:Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by TS Eliot
  24. Book by an Author of a Different Ethnicity:Behold the Dreamers” by Imbolo Mbue
  25. Book about Feminism:What Happened” by Hilary Rodham Clinton
  26. Book about Mental Health:Wintergirls” by Laurie Halse Anderson
  27. Book I Borrowed or that Was Given to Me as a Gift:Station Eleven” by Emily St John Mandel
  28. Book by Two Authors:The Wife Between Us” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  29. Book about or Involving a Sport:Beartown” by Fredrik Backman
  30. Book by a Local Author:Stingray Shuffle” by Tim Dorsey
  31. Book Mentioned in Another Book:The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky
  32. Book from a Celebrity Book Club:Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng
  33. Childhood Classic I’ve Never Read: “Anne of Green Gables” by LM Montgomery
  34. Book that’s Published in 2018:Fire and Fury” by Michael Wolff
  35. Past Goodreads Choice Awards Winner:Young Jane Young” by Gabrielle Zevin  DONE
  36. Book Set in the Decade I Was Born:From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler” by EL Konigsberg  DONE
  37. Book I Meant to Read in 2017:Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid DONE
  38. Book with an Ugly Cover:The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green
  39. Book that Involves a Bookstore or Library:84, Charing Cross Road” by Helene Hanff
  40. Favorite Prompt from 2015 Popsugar Reading Challenge, Book of Short Stories:Where the God of Love Hangs Out” by Amy Bloom

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